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Attending a live ballgame is a thrill for any sports fan, but if you’re not careful, the excursion can quickly cost you. Between tickets, parking passes, stadium eats and a new jersey from the team store, you could easily spend a couple hundred dollars. That’s why we came up with a few simple ways to save money at the stadium. These tips will help you stick to your budget while still guaranteeing a good time. Score!
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It’s no secret that stadium food is overpriced. To save money (while still having fun!) pack a cooler and tailgate in the stadium’s parking lot. You’ll be able to control the cost by purchasing chips, beer, soda, hot dogs and other tailgating essentials well before the big game. Plus, if you’re going with a group of friends, split the cost by suggesting one person brings the meat, another brings beverages, etc.
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Look for Ticket + Meal Deals
Before you buy tickets, check to see if there are any discounts, special offers or meal deals available. Some stadiums have reduced prices for certain age groups and specific food items ($1 hot dogs, anyone?), others offer ticket packages that include food and drink. Check your team’s website for any available offers.